Intel confirmed the theme of its upcoming event: Intel DG1 and Tiger Lake.
For weeks now, we have been anticipating that Intel was preparing “something great to share” during the first week of September. However, it has been the company itself that, apparently accidentally, has revealed what will be the main theme of its event: the new Intel Tiger Lake processors . But not only that, but we could also expect a second event within this month, dated for next week, and related to Intel DG1 graphics.
- Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs would arrive with up to 8 cores during Q1 2021
- Intel introduced its first discrete graphics card in 20 years
- Intel delayed its 7nm chips until 2022
God do I love investor sites-
1) Tiger Lake launch event is Sept 2, confirmed, as if there was any question
2) Aug 13th-"Updates from our Chief Architect, Raja Koduri" pic.twitter.com/FJlYCIQJwd
— SteakisGood (@SteakandChickn) August 5, 2020
These confirmations come through the calendar of events on the company’s investor relations website, posted on Twitter by SteakisGood. In them, we can clearly see the confirmation that Intel’s great event will be focused on the launch of its 11th generation Tiger Lake CPUs , built under a 10-nanometer architecture, and in which they will present their new Xe graphics.
In fact, the IPC-level improvement that Intel is achieving with Tiger Lake is so great that even its lower “U” series versions, running at 1.2 GHz and 3.6 GHz (in normal and turbo modes), can outperform the current Core i7 8700K.
The first thing to keep in mind is that at the CPU level, the Tiger Lake will use Willow Cove cores, which translates into deep optimization at the transistor level, a 50% increase in the L3 cache, a reduction in latencies and AVX512 instruction support. The low-power versions equipped with four cores and eight threads will have 12 MB of L3 cache, which is 4 MB more than current equivalent models.
They will also be the first to have built-in support for the new Thunderbolt 4 interface, in full connectivity with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB 4.0, and the possibility of mobile broadband support. All this while maintaining a minimum consumption.
So the Intel Tiger Lake is expected to be installed in the most compact motherboards ever made by Intel, which will be very useful for use in ultraportables, convertibles and 2-in-1s.
Finally, at the GPU level there will also be important changes. The Intel Tiger Lake processors will be equipped with an integrated Intel Gen12 graphics unit, the same that the tech company will use in its next-generation dedicated graphics cards, scheduled for release in 2020.
In fact, in relation to the latter, another notable date has also been detected in the same Intel event calendar, which promises us an even closer important presentation dated for next week, August 13. In it, we can find an event called “Updates from our chief architect, Raja Koduri” .
A theme that, although somewhat open to interpretation, seems to point to some advances and details about its next graphics cards, the Intel DG1 announced at the beginning of this year at CES 2020.
And since Intel DG1 will be the first Intel dedicated graphics solution in 20 years, product of the ambitious strategy started with the signing of Koduri himself, former head of AMD’s Radeon Technologies group.
Intel is undoubtedly in a rather complex position at the moment, losing more and more ground to its main competitor. Although with this new generation of components, it seems that not only wants to regain ground, but seeks to be an alternative to NVIDIA and AMD in all segments of the graphics market.